By Roger Maynard
In February, 1942, Ambon, an Indonesian island north of Darwin, fell to the japanese military and the Allied forces protecting it have been captured. Over one thousand of those infantrymen have been Australian. through the top of the warfare, simply one-third of them had survived and Ambon turned a spot of nightmares, essentially the most infamous of all POW camps the struggle had seen.
Many of the boys captured have been massacred, and of these who at first survived, many later succumbed to the sadistic brutality of the japanese guards. hunger additionally took a nervous toll, after which there have been the scientific 'experiments'. It was once a spot virtually with out desire when you hung on, made worse through the truth that the savagery inflicted on them wasn't restricted to their captors but additionally got here from their very own. One soldier defined their hopelessness in the direction of the top with the grim phrases: 'The males knew they have been dying.'
Yet astoundingly there have been survivors and in Ambon they communicate of not only the horrors, however the bravery, persistence and mateship that received them via a tribulation virtually very unlikely to imagine.
The tale of Ambon is one in all either the depravity and the triumph of the human spirit; it's also one that is not been largely advised. till now.
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Ambon: The truth about one of the most brutal POW camps in World War II and the triumph of the Aussie spirit (Hachette Military Collection) by Roger Maynard